The Oregon Legislature is reportedly mulling to enforce a statewide ban on plastic straws and a tax on plastic bags. During an informational hearing, a Senate committee had apparently voted to introduce both the preliminary bills, or legislative concepts, claim trusted sources.
Reportedly, both the bills will assist in reducing plastic waste which ends up in landfills as litter. Sources familiar with the knowledge of the matter claim that LC 795 would impose a tax of 5 cent on single-use plastic bags, which are predominantly utilized by retail outlets selling alcohol or food. The bill would further require the stores to provide paper checkout bags to the customers.
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